|On The Mark
On the Mark is published three-times-a-year by the CHOC Foundation. It features patient highlights, physician spotlights, news about major gifts and upcoming events, construction updates, and fundraising stories and is mailed to donors who support CHOC with a gift of $50 and more.
Giving - Thank Yous
Auto Show Raises Nearly $42,000 for CHOC
The Orange County Auto Show raised nearly $42,000 for CHOC at its Charity Preview Night last fall. The Orange County Auto Show is owned and presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, Inc.
According to the Orange County Auto Show’s co-director John Sackrison, “we were thrilled to partner with CHOC for the Charity Preview Night. It was a great opportunity to raise money for the children at CHOC while providing attendees with a sneak preview of more than 500 new-model vehicles and concept cars.”
Board Break-A-Thon Raises $17,000 for CHOC
Last fall, 140 Talium Tae Kwon Do students, masters and instructors raised more than $17,000 to benefit CHOC in the first annual Board Break-A-Thon. The nationwide Children’s Miracle Network event was held locally in Irvine under the direction of Talium Grand Master Seung Hyung Lee. Broadcom and other corporations helped contribute to the event.
According to Christina Austin, a student at Talium Tae Kwon Do and a committee member for the event, “my son and I got involved because we love the Talium Tae Kwon Do family and we love CHOC. And, giving back to our community is a great lesson for our children to learn.”
Wonderland Bakery Hosts Tea Party for CHOC Patients
Wonderland Bakery celebrated the grand opening of its new store in South Coast Plaza with a tea party for CHOC oncology patients. The girls were treated to a morning of tea and cookies and received a variety of gifts from the bakery, including a talking and animated Allyson Wonderland bear that “reads” a Wonderland Bakery book, miniature baking and tea sets, Wonderland aprons and more. Wonderland also donated a portion of the grand opening weekend’s proceeds to CHOC.
According to Allyson Ames, co-owner and chief baker at Wonderland Bakery, “we wanted to do something special for the patients at CHOC while celebrating the grand opening of our new store. We were thrilled to give these girls a morning of fun in Wonderland; I’m so glad we were able to make them feel special.”
Inline Hockey Tournament raises $25,000 for CHOC
949 Roller Hockey Center in Irvine raised $25,000 for CHOC in its Give Blood — Play Hockey Inline Hockey Charity Tournament 2007. Loaded with fun-filled activities, the competitive event encouraged attendees to donate blood in conjunction with a fundraiser that benefited CHOC. The tournament was organized by Mary Quayle, an avid hockey player who is a senior at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana.
“Not only was this a great tournament with terrific competition, the cause alone was worth the registration fee,” says Mary. “We were encouraged by the response from the business community and our area high school teams. We hope to make this an annual event to help the children at CHOC.”
Circle of Friends Luncheon Honors CHOC Donors, Volunteers
Last November, the CHOC Foundation held its inaugural Circle of Friends donor recognition event at the Ritz- Carlton in Laguna Niguel. Honorees received ‘Charley Awards,’ – an award named in honor of Charley Hester, a dedicated philanthropist who served on various boards of directors at CHOC from 1976 - 1994.
Charley Award recipients included: L. Kenneth Heuler, DDS, for Outstanding Board Member; Disneyland® Resort, for Outstanding Corporation; the Geddes Philanthropic Trust, for Outstanding Foundation; Josie Y.S. Lee and family, for Outstanding Individual; and John McQuade, for Outstanding Volunteer. The Circle of Friends is a giving society for donors who make major annual gifts to CHOC.
To find out more about the Circle of Friends, call the CHOC Foundation at 714.532.8690.
Auto Show Raises Nearly $42,000 for CHOC